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Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm PST
are one in the main aetna group. he is a chief. he says so far people have been targeted most of the alliance team. >> most people on my team but and white fled. i had to flee as well. >> this is the main town. it is almost deserted. these pictures were taken moments before he left. it is a reminder of what is in the town. rebels are said to have led too. their hopes for rolling mali's north. it pays little talk about politics. many are still traumatized. al jazeera, malian border. >> in syria, activists say government forces are shelling more on the capital damascus. activists also posted this video online of rebels of having regime troops in a prison. rebels have read more than 80 inmates. an iranian official said an attack on syria is considered an attack on iran. patriot missile battles could spark a broader conflict. turkey and nato stressed the system is particularly defensive. >> these batteries are designed to intercept missiles and the threats comes from syria. this is one of three areas. turkey and nato officials have repeatedly said the missiles will in no way be us
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm EST
industrials 13,875. >> up next, we'll talk with aetna chairman and ceo mark bertolini. the stock down slightly after the report on earnings. >> president obama's health care reform, you have of the law has taken effect, union leaders are having buyers remorse. we'll tell you why next. >> and our own jeff cox says he's not a believer in the rally. that's coming up on the "closing bell." stay with us. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. >>> when it really mattered, they supported it. now some unions are turning against president obama's health care reform. eamon javers has the details. >> reporter: hi, scott. some unexpected price hikes could be causing headaches for some unions in terms of the president's new health care law and t
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
in california including anthem blue cross, aetna and blue shield of california are proposing rate increases of 20% or more for some individual customers. today the california insurance commissioner deemed one proposed group increase unreasonable and accused companies are trying to maximize profits. >> it's a disaster. it explains why we have 6 million to 7 million californians who simply can't afford health insurance and it's not going to get any better. >> reporter: and it's not just california. in florida and ohio, insurers have instituted double-digit rate increases. new york, which unlike california has power to roll back rates has generally held increases below 10%. overall medical costs are projected to rise only 7.5% this year, so some experts are puzzled by the double-digit premium increases, and question whether it has something to do with the obama care law, which will bring big changes next year. >> they know they're going to have a lot of changes and lose some business and get new business anyway. it may be that this is the best strategy for them to maximize profits for this yea
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
thanks to obamacare. those insured under california blue shield, aetna, or at the blue cross will face big price hikes. it not only get worse if you are young, those its 21-store teenine will see as much as a 42 percent hike in premium cost when they buy individual coverage. a senior fellow for the manhattan institute and former health care adviser to mitt romney joins me now. always good to see you. what gives? that of my prices were supposed to go down. now premiums are going up again. why? >> well, you know, the obamacare regulations are designed to do that, just like regulations and any other sector. the more the government gets involved and melson much around, you prevent people from pricing a product and the cheapest possible light. insurance is more expensive. to your point about young people, that is the obama economy. and people cannot find work. so many unemployed people who are under the age of 30, and those very same people are going to face insurance premium increases in some cases as high as 100 percent. gerri: well, i guess everyone is getting penalized year. you know, w
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
ceo of healthcare giant aetna. you can catch that on countdown to the closing bell, this show. on thursday she has big beverage maker coca-cola's chairman and ceo. that's always fascinating interview. don't miss this one, live interview with microsoft cofounder and chairman mr. bill gates. you guys, that is just some of the guests that she will have. i got a sneak peek of the list. it is big and fascinating. that is it for me. david asman and lauren simonetti will take you through another exciting hour. markets are closed. fox business is open. david: we have a lot to cover. we still have currency markets going on. we have gold. we have lauren simonetti good to see you. >> good to
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Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
they want to raise premiums 26% for some policy holders. aetna wants to raise them 22% and blue sheefld california wants to raise them 20%. you see, california cannot forbid insurers from jacking their rates up of the the folks who will be most hurt are the one who is buy coverage on their own and don't get it through work because people covered by employer-based policies are only looking at a 4% increase in their rates. the reason these companies are able to raise their premium this is much is because health insurance for them -- health care for them -- is still getting more expensive in some place, the senior pals health policy analyst for consumers union is quoted as saying, when you are aloud medical underwriting and to close blocks of business, rate review will not affect this. but some are seeing the brighter side of this rate review program with an executive from kaiser family foundation saying there is no question that revideoview of rates makes a difference that it results in lower rates paid by consumers and small businesses. 37 states are able to tell regulators in their stat
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Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
policyholders and aetna and blue shield are aiming at 14 percent in florida and ohio they have insured rates by 20 percent by some people. it can amount to several$00 per mornt and largely target small businesses and people without employer provided insurance. families with employer based policies on the other hand are looking at roughly 4 percent increases. it requires regulators to review any request of ralt increases of 10 percent or more. it is posted at healthcare dot gov. they justify the discrepancy saying medical costs for policyholders are rising much faster than the average suggesting they are in a thicker population. but the review process also revealed a sharp disparity with you will giving authority to deny those who haven't. they have increases for 2013 in individual and small group market. you can review rate requests for technical errors. they contend premiums will be higher without the new health law heather. we will see if people agree as this continues to go in. >> regulators who approve the health insurance premium issues are government employees. we will talk to you agai
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
premiums for some policy holders. >> aetna is raising premiums. blue shield of california plans a 20% increase. 37 states have legislation allowing regulators to roll back rates that are deemed excessive and california does not. >>> bone marrow drive will be held for a bay area mother of three battle ago rare form of lymphoma. she desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. indian american don't mores are her best chance of finding a match. the drive is schedule for today. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. bone marrow drives will be held next weekend in san jose and fremont. >>> it is just the brooklyning of -- beginning of flu season and they say it is going to get worse before it gets better. there are dramatic cases in the bay area. number of people who tested positive for the flu doubled from 6% to 12%. doctors say flu season will ramp up as children goes back to school. >> the flu is officially here. it is common in kids and they are together in exchanging germs all the time. >> the flu season can linger into march or april. they say it is not too late to get the flu shot. >>> well,
Jan 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
averted. we've already heard from the ceo of aetna. not going to happen in his company. >> worries that the fed may start to wind down its efforts to keep interest rates low. does that put the housing recovery in danger. we'll get into that in just a bit on "closing bell." nd us onl, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won't go up due to your first accident, and new car replacement, where, if you total your new car, we give you the money for a new one. call... to talk to an insurance expert about eve
Jan 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
ahead. you've heard strong words about the tax deal from aetna's ceo in the last hour. nothing compared to what the former chairman and show says about the debt deal. he's fuge. >> and gap, are they getting too rich for the customers? what retailers have to say about this stock's high-flying chances for more gains coming up. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. all eyes will be on tomorrow's jobs report. it's the first of 2013 and a strong adp report, bill this, morning has been boosting expectations. >> right now the consensus from the number jumped from a gain of 150,000 to a gain of 160,000 with an unemployment rate of around 7.7%. >> scott brown of raymond jame
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
. i sold my aetna. you don't know where the payoff ratios are going to be. we have no idea if or where they are going to cut. i'm looking for a re-entry. think you have to let the space breathe. you remember one of my predictions, i thought the market would sell off 10% in the first quarter. >> i do remember. thank you for reminding us. >>> let's hit pops and drops. drop for the gold miners etx. tim? >> the gdx also may have a tough first quarter if you continue to see this move down in gold, though i don't think you should be trading these in lock step. we sold some this morning, not enough. these are trades, not stocks to own. >> family dollar, a drop, the move 13%. guy? >> heard debbie and i just speaking about that. i think you can trade it against the march low, which was 53. it's not going to be a one-day event. probably test tomorrow. big volume day today. probably see it again tomorrow. you trade it against a 53 top. >> buffalo wild wings, a pop, beekers. >> big move today. 5% stake, i believe it was. trading within the 70 to 77 range. up at these levels, i think you sell out.
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
of "squawk on the street," we're going to go behind the fiscal cliff deal and talk to aetna's ceo about how it's robbing medicare, hospitals in order to pay medicare doctors. we'll look at your strategy. remember how we rallied on monday? what do you do with your investments now? we'll look at the super rich in particular and how they will fare as the deal goes through on capitol hill. brian, back to you, good morning. >> simon, good morning. time for "six in sixty." >> in puerto rico, the new high end. i think it works. great hotel, by the way, marriott. >> linked in. >> this is the one that is a great performer. i wonder whether we see a little pause. the strongest of the group. >> a couple of calls here. let's start with bc marine. >> a real call. boats are insured. and sandy is going to mean a lot more boat sales. >> high end, do they worry about boat sales? >> if they've got insurance. this stock has become a whipping boy. i think this is very important. i believe the quarter's going to be strong. >> probably the best performing home builder stock in the last year getting a caught. >>
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
in this morning. insurer aetna earned 94 cents a share, one cent below what the street was expecting. but revenues did beat the consensus. aetna saw rising costs in its employer-based insurance business and also took charges for settling litigation. duncan brands earned 34 cents a share, one cent better than the street was expecting. revenue came in a little bit short and dunkin' also raised its dividend from 19 kraents to 50 cents. and whirlpool earned $2.29 a share for the fourth quart irand sees full-year profit above current estimates. the company is crediting higher prices and productivity measures. >> becky, great january. up 6%. and one of the best in decades. then what happened yesterday? we pulled back a little bit from the psychologically important 14,000 mark. up six percent. something's amiss down tenth of a percent on the gdp as well as the market's been going. joining us from new york larry kantor, barclays managing director, head of research. larry, i've got a little insight into how you feel so i know -- i'm inclined to know what you're going to say, that it was the best negative g
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Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
, it will ultimately drive them down. well, the head of aetna suggested that some folks could see their rates almost double in the coming year. joining us now is the author of decoding the obama health law. she's the former lt. governor of new york, betsy mccoy, who was in my memory, the very first person to start talking about the president's plan for health care. this is back in '09, nobody was talking about it yet and you were sounding this alarm and taking a lot of incoming. >> and here is the law. >> megyn: and she's the one who's read it. >> that's right. >> megyn: look at that, look at the dog eared papers and-- >> here is the new book that describes it in simple terms, beating obamacare. >> megyn: that looks much more digestible. you did not want to see this passed and now it's passed and now you feel that people need a guide to navigate around it the pitfalls, specifically, let's start with premiums. that's what's in the news, that premiums are up and going up higher. >> and there's a simple reason, there is no tooth fairy, and the new federal rule, some of which have already rolled out, ar
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
'm retired chairman and ceo of aetna. couple of comments and question. in business strategy follows your budget, and i'd be interested in comments around getting the strategy right and in getting the budget. the second question really is a question about alignment. and the question is, is there any combination of structures that make it so if we don't have a budget and we don't have a approved deficit level, we don't pay congress or the president? it's pay for performance. [laughter] so i'd be interested in your comments on that. >> anyone like to tackle that? that's kind of an intriguing thought. maya, do you have any comments? >> i'll jump in on the first one because i think it's so important which is when you think about what we need to do, and we know, we use four trillion as shorthand. we know that we need a deal around $4 trillion or something that would stabilize the debt and put it on a downward path, and that's really hard to do. but it's not sufficient to fix the problem. and i think you've kind of heard that through this whole panel, and you hear it whenever you hear policy pe
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am EST
mainstream companies like general mills and target and aetna that are introducing medication and mindfulness and yoga into the workplace. >> how do you measure, the heart rate variability? i mean how high your heart runs and how low it runs? >> we work through a company called heart mark to do that. and it's approximate malstress. we don't sleep it's a medical measurement. but it gives you an idea of stress. the key is not to let it accumulate during the day. >> ariana, when i read the huffington post my stress usually goes up. whoo, whoo it goes off the charts sometimes. >> that's why you need to be writing more for the huffington post. >> oh, yeah, all right. i need to be your coconservative. like david brooks. how about the three big media trends? we've got to talk about that. >> right. i think they are first of all, as you said, moving from presentation to participation. readers, users don't want just to be talked to, they want to be involved. self-expression has become the new entertainment. and you see that again and again. the second trend is actually paradoxical, it's that we're usin
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST
'm ron williams, retired chairman and ceo of aetna. a couple comments and questions. in business, strategy follows your budget, and i'd be interested in your comments around getting the strategy right and then getting the budget. the sec question is really -- the second question is really a question about alignment. the question is is there any combination of structures that make it so, if you don't have a budget, and we don't have a proved deficit level, we don't pay congress or the president. it's pay for performance. [laughter] i'd be interested in your comments on that. >> anyone like to tackle that? that's an intriguing thought. any comments? >> i'll jump in on the first one because it's so important which is when you think about what we need to do, and we know, we use $4 trillion as short hand. we know we need a deal around $4 trillion to stabilize the debt and put it on a downward path, and that's really hard to do, but it's not sufficient to fix the problem. you heard that through the whole panel and policy peek talk about it's not enough to get the fiscal situation under
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Jan 6, 2013 3:00am PST
by double digits. >> sheers the rates. increased from california, for just the state of cal, aetna, 22% increase. anthem blue cross, 26% increase. blue shield of cal, 20% increase. where are the rate cuts? >> does this surprise anybody? the second he regulates, the price rises. when you require gas stations to sell ethanol, food prices rise as corn growers take stock to ethanol. it becomes more expensive. the more you regulate, the more expensive it comes. >> why was the president able to sell obamacare in part on the idea we must do something -- >> he didn't sell it to me. >> healthcare costs were rising, that was a fact. and so his argument was we need to do something about and this universal healthcare is one of the things we should do to stop that. >> was he referring to the federal government's stake, the cbo numbers and something he could hang his hat on. >> when you require health insurers to cover procedures, whether people want to buy the coverage, lie hair transplants, viagra, all these requirements, of course it's going to be more expensive for the rest of us. >> let us know
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Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
. again, another big initiative to get our veterans back to work. >> brian: aetna, one of the leading health care providers. >> this is health care, dent taliban, pharmacy. they've got hundreds of jobs available. nurse, project managers, salespeople. you mentioned the fact that we're sitting above 9% for veterans. 12.5% unemployment rate right now for female veterans out there. >> brian: wow. cheryl casone, thanks so much. we'll watch you this afternoon. >> virtual fair tomorrow. >> brian: breaking news. hillary clinton back to work. will she answer the tough question? laura ingraham live at the top of the hour. th kangaroo making cops jump through hoops. look, no hands don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like naturalrains. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. for m
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
? >> there are thousands of apps but companies like aetna are buying them and putting them together. you can stay on top. and they're recognizing tools that are getting cheaper. hearing aids, even for vision it's coming. the trick is who pays for it? but hopefully some of these technologies are getting cheaper like these cheap tablets that can augustment the sorts of rising costs. >> further questions? >> there's one. ok. i'm in emergency medicine. and i do agree with miss dyson that i think the wrong factors are being measured right now. because what i see where we're measuring like c.t. use for practitioners and grading them and so forth, i've seen children get missed for vascular tumors in their head. i've also seen medicare, multiple sclerosis patients in tears because they're admitted in 30 days and the new obama care doesn't allow readmissions in 30 days. what isn't measured and the redundancy that people don't see most of the time is that when i take a patient from an outside practitioner for an admission to the hospital, they've already decided that the patient will be admit. they send them thro
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
insurance must buy it on their own. in california, oh, goody something will affect us. aetna is proposing a rate increase of 27%. blue shield, 20%. when i read this stuff jacki it makes me so angry. the rate requests are more striking after a 39% raise sought by anthem blue cross in 2010 helped give impetus to affordable care. >> i don't understand why people are so afraid to lay blame where the blame should be laid. it is on insurance companies. it is insurance companies who are deciding to do these rate increases. it is nobody else's fault. they're making these decisions. and what they're saying is because the affordable care act is going to levy some new fees and taxes on the insurance companies, they need to pass those on to consumers. or the customers. you don't need to do anything. >> papa john's pizza will cost a million dollars each. >> stephanie: papa john's pizza will cost a million dollars a slice. >> if you look at the top five health insurance providers and their profits they made $12.5 billion in 2011. >> poor babies. in 2010, they made $11.7. so their profits are going up.
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